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make t.j.maxx your first stop for gifting... and maxx life! good morning, america. happening now, washout. roads flooded. cars stranded. half a foot of rain falling in the heartland. overnight. huge hail and damaging winds topping 80 miles an hour from texas to georgia and a wildfire near los angeles forcing people from their homes. final moments. new reports that video of the last 15 seconds of that doomed flight has been found. shot by a passenger on a cell phone right before it crashed into the alps. but this morning, investigators warning it could be a hoax. this, as the airline now answering questions about how long it knew the co-pilot suffered from depression. billionaire family mystery. an heir to the getty oil fortune found dead in his los angeles home. the latest in a long line of tragedies for the gettys. what really happened to a member of one of the richest families in the world.
>> ryan newman is going to get in with that move! >> and caught, nascar coming down hard on one of its top drivers for cheating handing out one of its largest penalties ever. is this new deflategate scandal going to take down more superstars at the track? and good morning, america. welcome to april. april fools' day. so, let me look around. who is the rookie at the table? >> that would be me. >> have fun today. >> happy april fools' day. i wish the weather was a joke, rob. >> a bit rough out there. we need to deal with that. >> no, no, not yet actually. no, we want to talk about april fools' day. we've already seen a number of fun pranks overnight. google famous for them. check out, guys, what they've done to their google maps, they
have turned it into a giant pac-man game and you can even do it for your street. so, lots of fun to be had this morning. but we are going to begin with severe weather, heavy rain in oklahoma overnight causing a lot of flooding. high winds and hail across the south and rob marciano here to track it all. >> really. >> that flooding, some of that came 5 inches of rainfall in just a short amount of time just south and east of oklahoma and had cars stranded there. also this hail, incredible stuff coming out of bryant, arkansas, that's a pool with heavy hail coming down. that looks like a turbocharged hot tub. had several reports of baseball-size hail across parts of oklahoma and arkansas. the threat today extends from kansas up through nebraska, getting across into iowa, even southern minnesota and, look, again for some strong winds and some large hail. a possibility of a few tornadoes but the main threat will be in the form of wind and hail. tomorrow, though,we slide things a little bit east. maybe a slightly higher risk of seeing tornadoes tomorrow and this will continue to push off to the east on friday. we'll also be talking more about
the wildfire threat, lara, in california a little bit later in the show. >> all right, rob, thank you so much. turning now to the latest on that plane that crashed in the french alps. the airline now admitting it knew about the co-pilot's severe depression and this morning new questions, could there be a video from inside the plane taken just before impact? abc's david kerley is in washington with the latest on the story. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, lara. two publications, one in france and one in germany, their editors say they've actually seen this purported video of the final terrifying moments and, as you mentioned, that stunning admission from the airline. the ceo of lufthansa places flowers at the crash site, where a memory chip was found with video of the last 15 seconds of the flight. the reports describe a shaky video with screaming passengers, loud metallic sounds, the wings scraping a mountain before the video ends. it seems to align with video from the cockpit voice recorder with the captain banging on the
door of the cockpit and the passengers realizing their fate. the editor-in-chief of "paris match" saying it's the worst he's ever seen. a french official declared this a fake. but a prosecutor said if it does exist, he wants to sees it. meanwhile, this morning, a shocking admission from lufthansa. the airline revealing it did first learn that co-pilot andreas lubitz, who is believed to have brought down the plane, suffered from severe depression while he was still in their pilot training school. they say he took a leave of absence from the school in 2009, and when he returned months later, he shared his medical records with the airline describing a previous episode of severe depression but they allowed him to resume his training and in 2013 he became a pilot. >> why did they continue with their training of this person after he notified them that he had severe depression? >> reporter: investigators also revealing lubitz was treated for suicidal tendencies but the ceo of lufthansa has defended the airline's decision to let lubitz
fly and says he was medically cleared on the day of the crash. here in the u.s., it was only a couple of years ago that the faa changed its policy reversing its nearly 70-year stance and letting pilots taking medication for mild or moderate depression in the cockpit. even though lufthansa says they knew about the co-pilot's illness the ceo saying it will be a long, long time before we know why the co-pilot did it. george. >> okay, david, thanks very much. we're going to turn now to those nuclear talks with iran. the u.s. and european leaders locked in marathon negotiations to keep iran from creating a nuclear weapon and they blew through a midnight deadline hoping another day of talks would help them seal the deal. there are still some big hurdles ahead. terry moran is on the scene in switzerland with the latest. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, george. the deadline came and went and some of the negotiators came and went, the french are gone and the chinese foreign minister left this morning and said,
narrow down the differences. that's what they've been trying to do and it got very chaotic last night before the deadline. we're hearing the american team were told directly by the white house, take a break. don't do a deal under this kind of craziness. they get a good night of sleep and they came back with a kind of solution that will move the goalpost a little closer at the end of the day, they claim, they will issue a statement of very general goals, no binding mechanism, and then they will get back to negotiations on the hard stuff over the next three months until the next deadline. the bottom line is, there is no deal here or in sight. >> they're trying to buy time for more negotiations. what is the biggest sticking point in these talks right now? >> reporter: trust, george. that's really what it is. this is a very complex negotiation. very technical, lot of moving pieces, and the americans compare it to a rubik's cube, but really the united states doesn't trust iran. iran doesn't trust the united states. that's decades of distrust to overcome and it's hard. >> okay, terry moran, thanks very much. we know you'll be on point all day.
turning now to the latest on indiana's religious freedom law. governor mike pence now admitting he mishandled the situation and he's pledging to fix the law. abc's gio benitez is in indianapolis with the very latest. good morning, gio. >> reporter: good morning, lara. we're told that fix would make it clear that the law cannot be used to discriminate against anyone and that fix could come as early as today. this morning, a change is coming to the indiana religious freedom law that sparked national fury and the governor is now back-tracking. >> i've come to the conclusion it would be helpful to move legislation this week that makes it clear that this law does not give businesses a right to deny services to anyone. >> reporter: this just two days after his fiery exchange with george. >> do you think it should be legal in the state of indiana to discriminate against gays or lesbians? >> george -- >> it's a yes or no question. >> i could have handled that better this weekend. >> reporter: this morning the governor finally answering george's question. >> what do you say now?
>> i don't support discrimination against gays or lesbians or anyone else. >> so no? >> no, i don't support discrimination. >> reporter: here's what the law says, a governmental entity may not substantially burden a person's exercise of religion. in other words, arguments based on religion could be strengthened in court but, because indiana does not have a statewide anti-discrimination law protecting sexual orientation, it could protect business owners who deny service to gay and lesbian customers. >> clearly there's been misunderstanding and confusion and mischaracterization of this law. >> reporter: the governor telling reporters tuesday the law was triggered in part by obamacare and the hobby lobby supreme court case, the court saying last year that forcing family owned companies to pay for contraception through insurance violated federal religious freedom laws. the ncaa, now days away from the
final four tournament, held here this weekend, encouraged by the coming fix to the law. >> but the proof is in the pudding. we'll have to wait and see what really transpires in the legislature this week. >> reporter: critics say they want to see the law repealed entirely, saying the fix might not be enough. meanwhile, in arkansas, a similar bill just passed. the governor could sign it into law today, lara. >> all right, gio, we'll be watching. thank you so much. now, let's turn to amy with the morning's other top developing stories and we are starting with a famous witness in the aaron hernandez murder trial. >> that's right, lara. one of the most recognizable leaders in pro football, billionaire patriots owner robert kraft has been called to the stand in the murder trial of one of his former star players, aaron hernandez. kraft facing questions about his private conversations with hernandez just days after the murder. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: he's one of the nfl's most successful owners, winner of four super bowl titles. >> i love our team. i'm proud of our guys. >> reporter: but this morning, 73-year-old new england patriots
owner robert kraft is a key witness in the trial of his former star, aaron hernandez, accused of killing semipro football player odin lloyd. >> he said he was not involved, that he was innocent. >> reporter: on tuesday, the billionaire owner who signed hernandez to a $40 million contract the year before lloyd's death testifying in court. describing how he confronted the talented tight end in the patriots' weight room after hearing rumors of his involvement in the murder. >> and that he hoped that the time of the murder incident came out because i believe he said he was in a club. >> reporter: kraft's appearance has many wondering if patriots coach bill bellichick might take the stand. he's also on the witness list to testify about the player he drafted from the university of florida in 2010. prosecutors claim hernandez and two friends picked up lloyd, drove him to an industrial park and shot him execution style.
>> a man died, that's sad. this is about a man being killed. >> reporter: for "good morning america," linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to linzie. and breaking overnight, legendary singer joni mitchell is in the hospital in intensive care. her official website reporting the 71-year-old was found unconscious at her home but she's now awake, in good spirits and undergoing tests. a wildfire east of los angeles burned dangerously close to homes, threatening 100 structures and forcing evacuations. you can see the flames just feet away from that home. the fire started as a controlled burn but was fueled by the dry conditions and the wind. we'll have more in rob's forecast coming up. well, the so-called bicycle bandit accused in a dozen bank robberies has been denied bail this morning. he was captured following a tense nine-hour manhunt across northern virginia and washington, d.c. he escaped from security guards
at a hospital and then allegedly carjacked two vehicles before someone on a d.c. bus recognized him and called police. a dramatic rescue off massachusetts, a sailor made a desperate jump from his disabled ship and almost didn't happen. the two ships were pulled side by side but the fierce winds blew them apart just as he started that jump. the nine-member crew is now safe. and finally, the latest in wearable technology specially designed to capture that perfect selfie. take a look at these selfie shoes. a far better way to snap your own pictures than using that old selfie stick, so 2014. the docking port is built into the tip of the shoe to take the photo. just lift your leg as you see that woman do. tap the sensor with your big toe. >> come on. >> make sure you're wearing pants, though, or hold that skirt. >> this is a real story, rob, it is. >> if you think this is too ridiculous to be true, well, you would be right. it's an april fools' joke from a
pr firm -- you got to love it, though. you know that someone is trying to develop that after seeing that. >> so it was an april fools' joke? >> yes. >> who believed me? >> i was right there. square toes are coming back. >> i wouldn't put it past anyone and we'll see it next week. >> yeah, yeah. >> move on. >> thank you, amy. we are going to move on. we're going to turn now to the backlash against the new host of "the daily show," trevor noah won't take the anchor desk for months but he's already in the seat within online critics saying some of his tweets are sexist and anti-semitic. abc's david wright has the story. >> reporter: in 24 hours, he's gone from "the daily show" darling to internet lightning rod. >> i was born a crime -- >> reporter: trevor noah, the 31-year-old south african who was just named jon stewart's heir apparent, pushes the boundaries with his humor. >> you would be super black. that sounds good to me. super black. >> reporter: princeton's imagining nelson mandela getting drunk at his 91st birthday.
>> let me tell you a joke. let me tell you a joke. i cannot have sexual relations with that woman. ha, ha. >> reporter: this morning, it's noah's twitter feed that has some critics outraged with snarky tweets more than a year old about, quote, fat chicks and jews. roseanne barr tweeted a link to an article, asking, does trevor noah have a jewish problem? overnight at a linkedin event, a daily show correspondent called the uproar much ado about nothing. >> he was trying to be funny. i don't know -- like, i think the millennials understand this. >> reporter: the anti-defamation league is cutting noah some slack, saying mr. noah seems more like an equal opportunity offender. >> it's a bump in a road but he should have a long successful career at comedy central. >> reporter: for now comedy central is standing by its man. noah tweeting overnight to
reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn't land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian. for "good morning america," david wright, abc news, new york. and now to nascar's deflategate. the sport cracking down on one of its top drivers, ryan newman, and his team accused of cheating by letting the air out of the tires and they now face a tough penalty and abc's ryan smith is here with all the details. good morning to you, ryan. >> good morning to you, lara. it's an issue some say threaten to dog nascar this season. drivers allegedly manipulating tires to gain a competitive edge. in a sport where your wheels are crucial. now, one driver's team has been caught and nascar is hanging them out to dry. >> ryan newman is going to get in with that move! >> reporter: this morning nascar flagging one of its top racing teams for cheating. the racing association tuesday docking driver ryan "rocket man" newman 75 crucial sprint cup points, fining his crew chief
$125,000 and suspending three members of his crew for deflating his tires during this race last month where he finished fifth. the penalty dropping newman from 6th to 26th in the race for nascar's biggest prize, the sprint cup. overnight, newman's team telling abc news, "we understand the seriousness of the penalty" adding they've been outspoken against tire bleeding and vowing to conduct an internal investigation. all season nascar has been concerned about tire bleeding, poking minuscule holes in tire to slowly release air, improving tire durability and helping drivers achieve that ideal grip on the track. it's a concern that superstar jeff gordon raised on friday. >> i've heard about a lot of things, you know, with valve caps and poking holes in tires for years. >> reporter: nascar seized tires from eight of its track leaders
during a two-week period this month and, at the time, nascar officials told abc news tire inspections are frequent and not unusual. now those racers' tires have come back clean except for newman's. nascar telling abc news overnight, "we've been very clear that any modifications to race vehicle tires is an unacceptable practice and will not be tolerated." newman's team hasn't yet decided whether they will appeal but nascar's decision seems incredibly quick in comparison to another sport facing deflation issues, the nfl is still investigating those allegations of deflated footballs. >> what's taking so long? >> oh, they're working on a report, that's all i can say. >> thanks very much. we're going to go back to rob. you mentioned that fire threat out west. >> yeah, heat and winds again, george. amy mentioned just east of l.a. the fires there are not going to be helped by this situation. these aren't classic santa ana winds, but this is more where the sun goes down and winds kick up. high wind watches are up again for later on tonight. temperatures not terrible but 93 degrees in palm springs this, though, coming today, the lowest
snowpack for the sierras in recorded history, so, a scary summer ahead for california for sure. meanwhile, rain where they've already seen a lot of it across the mississippi river valley and that will be the rainfall for the next several days. >> hello, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. another cold front. another push of cool and dry breezes and evening. warmer tomorrow and friday. that has not changed.
unsettled on sunday, monday and tuesday and scattered showers are possible. upper 50s to low 60s language the cost into san francisco. mid-to-upper 60s elsewhere. maybe a 70s around antioch and fairly. my seven-day forecast shows 30s and 40s for lows the next couple of mornings and warmer in >> 79 degrees in the atl. dare i say that the northeast will be above normal on friday. just one day. >> we'll take it. thank you, rob. and coming up on "good morning america" -- the mysterious death of an heir to the getty fortune. what happened? also ahead, dramatic 911 call. the brave little boy used the keypad to get help. and "gma" on the lookout. gone in less than 60 seconds. thieves stealing seats from the back of suvs. what you can do to avoid becoming a victim? and it is april fools' day.
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good morning, america. right now, more severe weather on the way after flooding, huge hail, powerful winds caused damage across the south overnight. also right now, police are investigating the mysterious death of andrew getty. an heir to one of the richest family fortunes in the world. and a warning about a new crime on the rise. thieves stealing the seats right out of the backseats of suvs. you see it happening there. it happens in just seconds. >> yeah, a strange crime and running rampant there. and good morning to you, everybody. happy april fools' day. everybody here is on high alert this morning, not sure how you are. t.j., you are on patrol in social square, i understand. >> there's a good reason, lara, to be on high alert. because one out of every three adults plans on pranking somebody so somebody on that set is in trouble. even a lot of folks around this
building might be in trouble. you want to stick around this morning. >> looks like he's planning something. >> big smile. >> that's all coming up. we're going to begin with the mysterious death of an heir to one of the richest fortunes. the grandson of the late j. paul getty was found dead in his los angeles home yesterday and abc's linzie janis here with the details. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning, george. overnight andrew getty's billionaire parents confirming their son is dead. though the cause of his death is still a mystery. 47-year-old andrew getty, heir to one of america's biggest fortunes found dead overnight. >> we're currently investigating it. i can't determine the cause of death. >> reporter: andrew getty, the scion of getty oil whose grandfather j. paul getty, once considered the wealthiest man in america, was found at his home in the hollywood hills. police responding after a woman called 911. tmz reports that woman may have been getty's ex-girlfriend whom he reportedly filed a restraining order against two weeks ago. police took her in for
questioning and released her. early reports say getty found in his bathroom may have suffered from blunt force trauma, but the lapd says the death most likely from accidental or natural causes. >> we do have one witness who called 911. you may have seen that individual leaving the police car. >> reporter: the getty fortune while synonymous with oil wealth and philanthropic endeavors museums, also has seen more than its share of tragedy. in 1973, j. paul getty iii, andrew's cousin, was kidnapped and held for ransom. the family eventually paid but not before the kidnappers cut off getty's ear. he died at age 54. andrew's father, gordon getty, sold getty oil to texaco in the 1980s for $10 billion. he received at least $2 billion from the sale. but he found himself in the headlines after it was revealed he had three daughters that his wife and four sons including andrew didn't know about. police say medication was also
found at the scene. coroner's officials will wait for the results of toxicology results which could take up to ten weeks. it may be a while before we know the exact cause of death. lara. >> all right, linzie, very sad. thank you. now, we turn to a heart-stopping 911 call from a brave young boy hiding from an intruder in this home. a very smart dispatcher helping him stay calm, guiding him through the ordeal using the house's phones. abc's bazi kanani has this incredible story. >> what is your emergency? >> i have a 12-year-old on the phone hiding in his mom's bedroom. there is a man in his house. >> reporter: terrified and alone. this is the moment 12-year-old luke fournier is patched through to a man who would be his lifeline through a harrowing ordeal. >> luke, i'm t.j. i'm going to stay on the phone with you till i get the police there, okay? >> reporter: it started when luke spotted a stranger at his door. that's when police say the intruder smashed a glass window and broke in. luke locking himself in his mother's bedroom.
>> okay, luke, did you see, did he have a weapon in his hand or anything? >> i don't know. >> reporter: luke whispering so the intruder wouldn't discover him. that's when t.j. suggests a code. >> you don't have to talk. just 1 for yes, 2 for no, okay. you're home alone? [ presses 1 on phone ] >> you're in a room? [ presses 1 on phone ] >> is it a bedroom? [ presses 1 on phone ] >> he just kept ringing the doorbell, stood there for awhile. >> i decided to go to the silent call procedures and just continued asking the questions that way to try to make him more comfortable. >> reporter: police arrive but the suspect is gone. but thanks to luke, not for long. his description leading police to this man, richard poirier. after chasing him on foot officers arrest him finding various items they believe were stolen during break-ins at more than one home. an alleged serial burglar captured thanks to one smart boy and that calming voice on the phone. for "good morning america," bazi kanani, abc news, new york. >> well done to both.
>> yeah. great questions by the dispatcher. the poor boy home on a sick day too. >> glad they got through. now we're going to go over to amy in the social square. >> all right, trending on tumblr this morning a high school student fights back. 17-year-old siobhan o'dell got a rejection letter from duke university. apparently not satisfied with the form letter she received she penned a rejection of her rejection on tumblr and now everyone is talking about it. take a look. she lets the school have it saying, i regret to inform you that i am unable to accept your refusal to offer me admission into the fall 2015 freshman class at duke. she sums it up by saying she's going to go to duke whether they want her to or not and guess what it seems like the student body wants to see her there. one post says that the letter is now making the rounds on duke's student feed. i think admissions should rescind their decision and let you in, lol. you know, that's one way to handle rejection. tell us what's in your feed
this morning with the #socialsquare. and we'll see if her rejection of her rejection leads to a reversal. >> right. you can't break up with me. i'm breaking up with you. >> thank you, amy. let's go get some more weather from rob. what is that behind you? >> super typhoon maysak, this thing is just a beast. look at this shot full screen. because it is just incredible. winds over 150 miles an hour. super typhoon maysak, which is photographed at the international space station there. astrosam bought this from 250 miles up going 17,000 miles an hour, an amazingly beautiful storm, very scary looking down into the eye, that's like looking into the eye of a monster. just incredible, incredible stuff. all the way down to the surface of the ocean there. here is the forecast track for maysak as it heads towards the philippines, maybe a category 5 hurricane to a 4, and eventually to a 2 or 1. still a dangerous storm as it heads towards the northern philippines later towards this week. look at the warmth stateside getting into the 80s kansas city, 75 degrees expected high temperature in minneapolis. that's a good 25 degrees above average. it'll be near 80 in memphis and
also in atlanta, and this april warmth will, yes, be surging into the northeast, 60s, thursday and friday for new york and d.c. >> good morning, after a cool start this morning we are going to be cool again this afternoon because of another cold front and upper 50s along the coast and low-to-upper 60s an the bay and nearly 70 inland. 30s and 40's for lows >> this weather report brought to you by sprint and the guys over here asking just how long does that last. we can only go three days out. we don't do four days out. we'll deal with that tomorrow. >> that means it's bad. >> enjoy the good. >> thank you, george. >> glass half full. >> be present. >> thank you. and coming up on "gma," "gma" on the lookout. the new crime on the rise, thieves stealing seats right from the backs of suvs. what you can do to stop then. and avril lavigne opening up about a mysterious illness that she's been battling for months
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7:41, and we are back now 7:41, and we are back now with "gma" on the lookout and this morning a crime on the rise. stealing the third row seats of suvs. thieves only need seconds to do it and it could possibly cost you thousands of dollars but there are things you can do to protect yourself. abc's kendis gibson has the details. ♪ >> reporter: watch as these brazen thieves pried open the back window of this suv right in the owner's driveway near dallas, then they quickly jump into the back and take one, then two of the removable third row seats. just moments before, the tag team of criminals caught on tape scoping out the suv. once inside it takes them less than 40 seconds to swipe the seats. in 2010, this car dealership in oklahoma hit hard with crooks breaking into more than a dozen cars, it's a problem on the rise
but especially in california and texas, plano police told us 12 of these thefts just last month. as the wynn family vacationed in california, their third-row seats from their van snatched from the parking lot. >> i could understand ipads, dvds were stolen, but these are seats to my vehicle. you should be able to feel confident without having those stolen. >> reporter: they were forced to buy replacements on craigslist because the manufacturer no longer made the seats. >> we're probably taking somebody else's seats and somebody else probably has our seats. >> reporter: "gma" on the lookout with this locksmith. look how quickly this can happen. a thief can come here, break this glass, grab the seat and be out in under ten seconds. on craigslist and ebay we found hundreds of ads for third row seats selling from $200 to thousands of dollars. it seems like an easy target. it is.
>> it's an easy payday. >> reporter: he created a locking system after his friend's suv seats were stolen. his device xtralock keeps them locked and has a decal for crooks to move on. that's quick. >> very simple. very effective. >> reporter: a quick fix to a fast-growing problem. for "good morning america," kendis gibson, abc news, glendora, california. >> good tips from kendis, thank you. and coming up here, the latest bizarre twist in the case of the california woman who claims she was kidnapped and the strange new demands from the alleged kidnappers. and take a look at this. is this really the new way to fly just for your pets? cats and dogs taking over airports, or is this just another april fools' joke? >> i believe it. april fools' joke? >> i believe it. ? ♪ oh hey, neill, how are you? how was the trip? with nearly 7 million investors he's right here. hold on one sec.
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>> is this an april fool's dark dark -- >> my mike is working just fine. these are the folks, amy, you need to be looking out for, your friend, me, your co-workers, me as well, i qualify for, but also your siblings and your spouse. those are the people most likely to come after you today. >> if you know me, you know i love a good prank. >> reporter: it's one of jimmy kimmel's favorite pastimes pranking his family on the first day of april every single year. >> he's okay. this is -- >> you keep saying he's okay. what are you, freakin' nuts? he ain't okay. >> reporter: like the time he sent a fake news crew to his aunt's house to wreak havoc. >> you never get tired of doing this stuff to me. >> reporter: and jimmy's aunt is not alone. >> she's going to come over to the sink. turn it on and get sprayed in the face. >> reporter: today countless families across the globe will fall victim to their relatives on this day of foolery. >> aagh! >> reporter: and if you think
you're safe when you leave the house, think again. >> that is hilarious. >> reporter: your office a veritable playground for pranking where a little redecorating could be in the cards. your cubicle covered in balloons, tin foil. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: or the ever-popular saran wrap. >> i hate you! >> reporter: so today make sure you watch your back and where you sit just in case. >> good old-fashioned whoopee cushion. >> i do love it. >> one out of three plan on pulling a prank today. we got six of us. >> ali gets me every year. >> she's good. >> we talked, spouse, friends, co-workers are the most likely to prank you. who would you say is the least person to get pranked today? >> oh, to get pranked. >> of us or -- >> the boss. >> generally speaking -- >> there it is. the boss. >> good one. >> that is the one person who is not going to be happy today.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. brand-new this morning, avril lavigne's secret health crisis. why the hit singer says she thought she was dying. what's really wrong and how she's fighting to recover. the latest on the baffling "gone girl" mystery, exclusive new details about bizarre e-mails allegedly sent by kidnappers, claims they taped laser pointers to plastic sport guns. is it real or all fiction? ♪ freeze frame ♪ picture this. could you go from hometown cutie to high fashion superstar just by using instagram? how the fashion world is mining social media, and you could be next. ♪ and lap of luxury. is this really the new sky highway to fly just for your pets, dogs, cats? are they taking over the airport
or is it just our favorite april fools yet as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. ♪ who let the dogs out ♪ ♪ who let the dogs out ♪ ♪ who let the dogs out ♪ and a happy crowd out there in times square. shouldn't be wearing those hats in april. what can you do. it is april fools' day, april 1st, and a lot of pranks were unleashed overnight. we'll take a look at just one this morning. it comes from westjet and it looks like your seat in the lounge will also be your seat in the plane. see how that one works, roll it right on. some people are going to wish this one was real but it's kind of silly. >> my kind of boarding. >> true. hey, also, check out all these dogs, everybody. let's take the shot. now this is no joke, people. i never joke about dogs. these guys are delicious. we asked the question this morning, does your dog need a smartphone?
that's not a joke either. we're looking at great new high-tech devices for your dog and we have a few dogs here as you can see to help us out showing us how some of them work. i'm sure that guy really loves that thing strapped on his back. oh, they're all having a great time in our dog round, so we'll get to that coming up. earlier we took them for a walk to get ready for their big tv appearance. a star is born. >> yes, sara has one of the devices. we'll look at it. your phone is connected to the poodle flash gordon outside and you can track where he is and -- >> yeah. >> -- what he's doing. >> we're using this little tracking device called the whistle and company track his activity. flash gordon is on the go. and i know that because i'm watching him. >> and, rob, you're tracking winston. >> yes, winston. he's a little bit less active. he's over in the social square. yeah, according to my tracker, winston has completely flat-lined.
but he's doing what a lot of us might want to be doing right now just taking it easy. more active later in the day. >> yeah, he's not bothered by it one bit. >> he's like, go ahead, rob. keep talking. >> keep an eye on them all morning. first, we have to get some news from amy. good morning, george. good morning, everyone. we begin with new details on that german plane crash in the alps. officials from the airline have been laying flowers at a memorial to the victims but they are refusing to answer questions about the mental health of co-pilot andreas lubitz. the airline revealed tuesday that it knew lubitz suffered from severe depression during his training program. but he was still cleared to fly. meanwhile, investigators say media reports claiming there's a video showing the final 15 seconds of the flight are, in fact, not true. and moments ago, we received this new video from the crash site as investigators continue to comb through the wreckage there. they have still not located the plane's second black box. talks aimed at curbing iran's nuclear program resumed in switzerland this morning after dragging past a midnight
deadline and they are now expected to come up with a set of general goals by the end of the day today to help guide further talks. and indiana's governor is leading the call to clarify the state's controversial religious freedom act, but critics say that is not enough. governor mike pence wants to make it clear the law cannot be used to discriminate against anyone, but opponents want legislation that protects gays and lesbians from discrimination. meanwhile, lawmakers in arkansas have passed a similar bill and the governor has promised to sign it. the ceo of walmart, the state's biggest corporation, is now calling for him to veto it. and now to the latest twist in that kidnapping case in california drawing similarities to the hit movie "gone girl." after police called the abduction a hoax, new e-mails are turning up supposedly from the kidnappers themselves. abc's aditi roy has all the new details. >> reporter: this morning, exclusive new details about a series of bizarre e-mails allegedly sent by denise huskins' kidnappers.
dan russo is a lawyer for huskins' boyfriend, aaron quinn, telling us he knows of at least five e-mails from the kidnappers so far. >> the first e-mail came to his phone. that e-mail indicated that they had the woman. >> reporter: then another series of e-mails sent after huskins mysteriously reappeared. in the messages, which abc news obtained from a source, the alleged kidnappers slam authorities who claim huskins and quinn appear to have orchestrated the whole thing, and they give specific details about the kidnapping including how they drilled holes in a window pane to gain access to the house and taped laser pointers to fake guns to mimic real firearms but russo says the most shocking was the most recent sent directly to his office early tuesday morning. >> he said, look, we don't want to commit any more crimes, but if vallejo pd doesn't make a public apology to these folks, then we're going to put all this stuff out on the internet. >> reporter: police and the fbi are not commenting on the
e-mails or their earlier assertions that the whole thing was a hoax. for"good morning america," aditi roy, abc news, vallejo, california. well, a new york city detective is under investigation after his tirade against an uber driver. in the video, shot by one of the uber passengers, the officer is seen yelling profanities and mocking the accent of the driver shouting even as the driver was apologizing. here's a bit of it. >> do you understand me? >> yes. >> i don't know what [ bleep ] planet you think you're on. the next time you do it again -- >> okay. >> okay what? are you going to let me [ bleep ] finish? stop interrupting me. who do you think you're talking to here? >> the passenger says the detective got angry after the driver honked his horn at him because he was trying to park without using his blinkers. let's have a little happier story here. everyone in the u.s. can only hope their april fools' day goes as well as it did for one woman in new zealand. her story starts with an ad in the local paper which said the first person to bring the ad in
to a car dealer could trade their used car, whatever car that may be for a new bmw. aha, april fools, right? wrong. the salesman you see there pulled the cover off, the confetti flies and gianna marsh has herself a brand-new beamer after turning in her station wagon. license plate, no fool. >> huh-uh. >> there it is. isn't that great? >> that's fantastic. >> that's why you have to fall for everything. >> answer that mail. redefining the laws later. that's fantastic. >> thank you, amy. "pop news" and weather coming up. let's go to lara now in the social square. >> thank you, guys. here's what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." in "pop news," it's a puppy party, is this the ultimate new travel option for your pooch? we'll find out. and then, avril lavigne is revealing for the first time this morning the mystery illness that had sidelined her for months and how she's fighting back. plus, hidden cash in your own home. how to give your family a financial makeover in just minutes.
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and that means it is time for "pop news." sara haines has that today. >> i mean, and it's april fools. can you wait for it? do you believe me right now, george? do you believe me? trust. this may just be the sweetest assistant ever. meet the google panda who is here to help answer all your questions and cute animal needs. google japan introducing the new creation that's good for on the go saying it's engineered with state-of-the-art emotional and conversational intelligence. all you have to do is speak your mind and ask it a question and it answers back. google says it comes in multiple sizes. there's a compact google panda 5 and, of course, a google panda 6 and for those of you who felt siri was unnatural and might be weird to talk to your phone, totally normal to talk to a stuffed panda. >> yes. >> can i get an amen? >> alleluia. >> so easy. did you see how little it looks if you ran. >> jogging with it. >> totally makes sense. >> with a panda on their back.
>> they didn't look crazy at all. >> exactly, george. we finally are on the same page? i think so. it's a doggie dream come true. virgin australia announcing the ultimate travel option for posh pooches everywhere. they're calling this the world's first dedicated airport lounge for pets. it's got premium paw door entry. a personal greeter to help guests relax and unwind prior to departure. tailored entertainment options to meet all your pets' needs, a specially designed park and even unique dining experience a la cat -- >> ba-dum-dum. >> thank you. too good to be true? come on, guys. how amazing. they need to do something for the animals that fly in cargo or under a seat. >> i agree. >> thank you. i kind of want the job of those attendants. and if you've got a soft spot for cheese, then you gouda give this new one a try. >> that's a stretch. >> that was a gouda one. >> oh, stop. okay. we've heard of juice cleanses, soup cleanses, even ice cream and cookie cleanses.
well, say hello to the sharpest new diet out there from the food delivery service, freshdirect. the cheese cleanse. >> say what? >> the five-day cheese-a-thon is apparently the hottest new way to make your mind and body sharp like cheddar or, george. now we have some of the cheeses included in the cleanse for us to try, and there are plenty to choose from. george, i've got a list here. you'll see that there's so many to pick from, go ahead and read them off for us. >> ah. >> ah! >> because that was just too good to be true. sara. >> cheese cleanse. >> imagine eating -- >> we already had day five. >> these little fatties were eating through the commercial break. do you feel better? >> yes, because it was truffle cheese, my favorite. >> it's nothing like dairy to get you going. you know like a whole day's worth. >> that's great. >> send it over. i'm not joking. >> no, seriously, guys, you guys need to go on a diet. here. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> great "pop news" today. >> it really was. thank you. >> very good.
"heat index" coming up. let's go to rob for the weather. >> again, at the kiddie table on thanksgiving you guys get the food, and i have some fantastic people with me. so glad to have you here. [ cheers and applause ] a couple of young cancer survivors, as well, you guys rock. all right, check out the small screen, storminess moving into the pacific northwest. we'll take the rain and snow. winter weather advisory for parts of idaho and snow across the northern rockies and getting down into -- i knew it. i knew it. hey, it's snowing. finally got some mountain snow. they got the skis. i want to catch some -- thank you. gotcha. you definitely got me. love, george, lara, amy and sara. thank you guys. do i toss to the national outlook yet. >> no, no, no, do more. do more weather. >> well, first of all, i need to test the consistency. this is dry, fluffy snow. this is fantastic. cut right through, that's great skiing right there. my goodness, i have a dandruff
problem. we have fire weather watches and look at this expanse of real estate that's under the gun for gusty winds. it is very dry and windy here in social square, and i mean look at that, it's like cat 4 stuff right there in the middle of the plains no less and rainfall, a lot of rain is coming. >> all right. >> flooding possible. i'll get the waders out for the next one. thanks for being good sports, guys. >> hello, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. another cold front. another push of cool and dry breezes and evening. warmer tomorrow and friday. that has not changed. unsettled on sunday, monday and tuesday and scattered showers are possible. upper 50s to low 60s language the cost into san francisco. mid-to-upper 60s elsewhere. maybe a 70s around antioch and fairly. my seven-day forecast shows 30s and 40s for lows the next couple of mornings and warmer in t
>> i can't believe you are doing this to these cute kids. oh, my goodness. i'll protect you guys. back to you. happy april fools. >> like you really didn't know. >> i feel powerful! >> okay. we're going to go to the "heat index" and it starts with avril lavigne. she had a revelation that she's been struggling with lyme disease. it's a five-month battle that's left her bedridden. sometimes she can't even talk or more, and paula faris has her story. ♪ why do you have to go and make things so complicated ♪ >> reporter: this morning rock star avril lavigne opening up about recent health complications, revealing she's been diagnosed with lyme disease contracted from a tick bite. lavigne says she began feeling ill last april. doctors telling her she was likely dehydrated and exhausted from touring. but she says she knew it was something more. her symptoms worsening over the
months telling "people" magazine i had to fight. i had doctors tell me i was crazy and they didn't want to test me. i had to learn about it completely on my own. >> she's rarely left her home. she said that she's been unable to breathe at times. it's hard for her to stand. she's barely able to brush her teeth. ♪ i was scared ♪ ♪ i was so alone ♪ >> reporter: at first, lavigne kept her diagnosis from the public eye saying i never had depression but being sick and being so terrified that in itself is depressing. i was scared for my life. ♪ everything wasn't okay ♪ >> reporter: in december, the 30-year-old multiplatinum artist breaking her silence sending a direct message to a fan on twitter that went viral writing, "i'm not feeling well. i'm having some health issues so please keep me in your prayers." her fans doing just that, raising her spirits. since her diagnosis, lavigne has completely changed her diet and
exercise routine cutting out sugar, dairy and gluten, doing yoga, meditating and trying to swim or walk every day, estimating she's about 80% recovered. ♪ keep holding on ♪ >> reporter: now, the rocker is holding on, saying she is grateful for the worst thing she's had to face so far saying "i have never been more clear about what i want in my life -- health, family, love and happiness." for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> thanks to paula for that. rich besser here now and, boy, you can't emphasize it enough. you got to catch that tick bite early. >> it is so important. you think it bites you and you get the infection. but you actually have 36 hours from the time it bites you to remove it before you get sick but the key thing is finding that tick, so let me show you something. it's not easy to do. i've got three types of seeds here. this is a sunflower seed. that's about the size of a dog tick. and that's what people think about with the tick. this little one here is a sesame seed. that's an adult deer tick which can cause lyme disease, but but
it's mainly from these little poppy seeds. the baby deer ticks which are so hard to see. >> if you see the bull's-eye is it too late? >> it's not too late. so that's one of the first things you want to look for is this bull's-eye rash. it's a rash that starts with a tick bite so you'll see it in about 80% and gets larger, larger and larger circle. you have about a month to get antibiotics during that early period to prevent some of the worsening problems. >> we saw avril lavigne believes changing her diet and exercise really helped her. >> well, you know, i'm glad that worked for her. those are things that are good for everybody, eating right, meditation is good, exercise, but it's that antibiotic treatment. if you get antibiotic treatment during that first month, you know, something like 80%, 90% of people will not have progression to some of the other symptoms. >> all right, so, rich, what else should people be looking out for so they don't end up suffering like avril? >> the first thing is looking for the telltale bull's-eye rash. the other symptoms that will develop after that can look like
flu-like illness, headache, joint pains and swelling of your glands. if you don't get treated at that point, it can progress and you'll get true arthritis, swelling of your joints and pain, neurologic findings like meningitis or facial weakness, those you can see with that and have racing of the heart and can affect your heart muscle. >> want to wear long pants, long sleeves and do what to try to prevent this? >> lyme disease is primarily in the northeast, midwestm but you see it in other places and other diseases from ticks so tick prevention is key. out in the woods, long sleeves help, use a repellent that has 20% deet. walk in the middle of the trail but when you get home shower, bathe and do the tick check on you and your pets. >> rich besser, thanks very much. next up on our "gma heat index," adult bullying. "dancing with the stars" judge bruno still under fire for a crack that he took at charlotte mckinney on monday night. we talked about it yesterday on the show. well, now she and others are fighting back, taking a stand against grown-ups behaving badly. abc's mara schiavocampo has more.
>> reporter: charlotte mckinney's smoldering rumba with her partner keo failed to ignite the judges monday but this morning it's clear tonioli's comments to the 21-year-old model had many fuming. >> listen, my darling, you're never going to win the nobel prize for quantum physics but you are easy on the eye and you produce wonderful shapes. sorry. >> reporter: the twittersphere erupting, some calling his comments out of line and misogynistic. >> those must have been hurtful things to hear? >> yeah when you put yourself out in public, like me, you're going to get that. >> reporter: and mckinney is not the only one. >> nowhere on north america tv have we seen a weather reader so gross as you. >> reporter: a canadian meteorologist sharing hate mail she received over her pregnant body on air. >> most people only focus on fact, adult bullying is more rampant. when people are bullied, there's
a rise in stress, there could be a rise in illness, and also there's a rise in overall frustration. >> reporter: while tonioli declined to comment to abc news mckinney says she has a message for him. >> it's live tv, i get it, but it was just so uncalled for. it just doesn't benefit anyone. at the end of the day it makes you look silly and it hurts someone. >> reporter: and you're moving forward in positivity, it sounds like. >> yes, i am. >> you're not dwelling on the negative. >> no, because it just brings you down. >> reporter: for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> she has a really good attitude about it. >> she definitely did. >> she's a bigger person because of it. now to our own april fools. a few of our producers pulling an april fools on the staff as we all came in to work all dark and early. too early, guys. take a look. >> we're here at the studio. we're playing a prank on people and we're telling them there's a raccoon loose in the building. ♪ [ raccoon noises ]
>> there's been a sighting of a raccoon in the building so, if you see the animal, please don't approach it. it's got rabies. >> aaagh. >> you are a nightmare. >> aaagh! [ raccoon noises ] >> [ bleep ]. [ raccoon noises] >> april fools. >> oh, why was i not prepared for that? [ raccoon noises] >> you son of a [ bleep ]. >> there's a sighting of a raccoon in the building. [ raccoon noises ] >> april fools. >> april fools. [ raccoon noises ] >> [ bleep ]. [ laughter ]
>> it's too early in the morning. at least wait until 8:00 am or something. >> you're not supposed to prank the boss. >> how did michael know it was coming? >> there you go, guys. >> good job. >> that'll haunt me. >> get that raccoon out of the building. coming up, how to turn items you no longer use into major money in just minutes when we come back. money in just minutes when we come back. major money in mens when we come back.
. good morning. i'm kristen sze. there's a recurring boom scaring pets and setting off car alarms in berkeley, but the alarming noise has yet to be identified. people heard the noise last night again. officers have not been able to locate the source but they think it's some sort of explosive most likely fire works. the booms can usually be heard between 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. >> red is not my favorite color but this map is really covered in it. we have one accident in antioch at a street. at least six vehicles involved. take a look at the delays.
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deal with. so this afternoon the breezes will be brisk once again and temperatures will be ♪ this time baby i'll be ♪ >> everyone is excited this morning. sara and rob have those apps. high-tech devices and we'll show you how to track your pet. get everything from your dog's location to help just by using your phone and you're over there with winston. >> winston is doing the same thing he was doing about an hour ago which is not a whole lot but he's loving life. it's a secret to a long life. you hang in there. >> that's exactly right. >> mellow. >> winston is very happy. we have other dogs here as well. we'll talk about them. then the star of "bloodline". "bloodline." linda cardellini is opening up the show and some say this could be the next "soprano." >> it is so good.
>> by the way at home you could become insta famous by using instagram. how to use social media to kick kick-start your modeling career george. >> that's not april fools. >> i'll take your word for it. it is the first day of april, april fools' day and when most of us pay our taxes. give your family a financial makeover. one discovered cash hiding in their own home and came up with more than a thousand dollars in minutes. >> hello. how are you doing? >> come on in. >> reporter: the williams family is on a treasure hunt with a twist. >> paid 100 bucks for it. >> reporter: combing through their house with the help of lauren. >> we can sell this for $80. >> reporter: looking for stuff laying around they can cash in worth 500 bucks. an emergency rainy day fund to kick start a financial makeover but parting with some of their stuff isn't easy. >> the chair. >> not the chair!
>> reporter: so you have $150 sitting right here. >> reporter: lauren is just getting warmed up. this is very expensive. we roast our own coffee at home. >> reporter: why are melody and steve willing to auction off their creature comforts? they're drowning in student loans and credit card debt. >> look, there's a foosball table. i think you could probably sell on craigslist for at least $25. i'm thinking more towards the $50 range. >> reporter: the savings adding up fast. >> i looked at my watch. it's been 12 minutes since you started this treasure hunt. >> wow. >> how much money have you found? >> over a thousand dollars worth ofstuff. >> reporter: in addition they encouraged the williams family to make a budget and cut monthly expenses like take-out or premium tv channels. >> so we'll keep going and have to go upstairs and we're going to try to find stevie's shoes. >> oh. >> reporter: there's one last closet that steve is nervous to share. >> these are some of my prizes but -- so i mean these are --
>> these go for 100, $150 a pair. >> this yielded them $1500 worth of stuff they can sell right now. >> united nations painful. sent mental. means a lot. >> talking about things that define who you are and so happy to give up sneakers but i feel like i'm losing a part of myself. >> oswego new york juju chang. >> rob with a final check of the weather. >> we were on the dog days of summer. who needs a beach when you're on "good morning america"? yeah. dogs are like who needs a beach when i got toys at times square. that's how i do. let's take a look at weather for today. we have that severe weather threat that we're worried about most in the form of high winds and hail much like yesterday where we had over 150 reports of that stuff. today from wichita up through omaha just south of minneapolis and pushes east during the day tomorrow as well. southwest is going to be warm. breezy conditions across southern california. boy, well above average across much of the northern tier and
kind of chilly in the northeast but relatively speaking not too shabby >> good morning, after a cool start this morning we are going to be cool again this afternoon because of another cold front and upper 50s along the coast and low-to-upper 60s an the bay and nearly 70 inland. 30s and 40's for lows tonight >> this weather report brought to you by revlon. folks from lexington and michigan state. i smell trouble here. amy, back to you. >> we are joined now by linda cardellini star of "bloodline" on netflix and plays the youngest of four siblings on the rayburn clan in the florida keys whose long buried secrets come to the surface when her big brother danny returns home. take a look. >> are you seriously trying to threaten me. >> no, baby i'm not threatening you. i am not. i could threaten you. i mean i could do the big brother thing, bully around the little sister.
it's never been in our relationship i've always looked out for you. even when we were little kids i felt sorry for you because dad hated me but at least i got attention. >> ooh. i can already see the plot thickening there. and a lot of people have made favorable comparisons between "bloodline" and "the sopranos." what do you think of that. >> i think that's enormously flattering and that's great. this is about a family as well. probably where the comparisons come and layered and explores different family dynamics. >> family drama but a little bit of a psychological thriller as well. >> yeah. >> you play meg and she's not what she initially appears to be. >> no i'm the youngest of the four siblings only girl and considered the sunshine of the family and my father calls me out on the first episode played by sam sheppard and my mother played by sissy spacek. >> not to name drop a few. >> yeah such an incredible cast
and anyway it's about this family and sort of nobody is what they claim or think that they are. >> what do you think the hook is? i mean at what moment do you say, objection my gosh, i now have to watch every single episode and i'll do it tonight? >> well you know the way that these guys created the show the creator of "damages" which i thought they did that well that that show. at the end you had to see the next one. >> you shot this in the beautiful florida keys for eight months. >> eight months. >> i understand you had a bugged suit -- >> we were shooting in the everglades so the mangroves so -- >> dangerous things. >> yes, uncomfortable things so mosquitoes are pretty big. but so there's some -- a camera one of the cameramen had a suit from head to toe of threat and he was the only one who survived without a bug bite so i got online that net and ordered one. it looks pretty ridiculous but it saves you. >> you are not scratching at the end of the night. that might be the negative part
but the positive part of being in the keys you took a liking to key lime pie. >> oh yeah well i can't take too much of a liking in key lime pie because everybody dresses pretty casual in the keys so we have some summer clothes but you can try it everywhere. >> you know where you can try it here at "good morning america" because we brought some in on your behalf. >> what? >> we have you take this home. i personally made this. yes, so here this is for you. key lime pie, enjoy it in new york city. it might not taste like the florida keys but we'll try our best. >> let me see. >> a taste test. >> pretty delicious. >> that seemed very genuine. >> we'll take it. linda, thank you very much for stopping by. all 13 episodes of "bloodline" are available on netflix. coming up high-tech your dog. the hot, new gadgets helping you keep your best friend safer and healthier when we come back.
>> reporter: interacting with your dog has been pretty basic. but a slew of new dog tracking devices have hit the market that are basically gps devices smartphone and fitbits in collar form but in our how-to tech series we ask does your dog need a smartphone? well this guy might. buddy is a dog with a pen chapter to go on walkpoints and goes out as far as six miles and we start with a tagg. it really is sleddie's location gps and track it via smartphone app. i hope this works. we let him go and, well as expected sleddie took off but tagg has located him. he's on the move. >> you can create a virtual fence and if your dog strays it can send alerts to your phone. sleddie, you are exactly where it says you should be. whistle tracks your pet's activities how many minutes walking, playing, resting.
basically it's a fitbit that's motivating you to take the dog out more often. okay. well according to whistle during this little jaunt, sleddie did 29 minutes of vigorous activity. good job but if your primary concern is your dog's health or if it has a medical condition voice voyce, it tracks activity and rest but monitoring its breathing rate, calories burned and they can be helpful when talking to your vet and scout from motorola. not officially out yet but it's really a communication device like a phone. in addition to gps tracking and bark detection, it can send live video from your dog's collar to your phone and let you talk to him. >> deaddie, come home! and he never calls me. so while the basics are human canine communication haven't changed. of course technology is offering us new ways to enhance the conversation. for "good morning america," and
yahoo, becky worley abc news california. >> becky, thank you very much. you've been tracking two of the dogs. you had winston and you've been checking his activity level. a lot going on there. >> worried about winston. i better make sure he's alive. winston, are you all right? >> we have movement. >> continue with the segment. >> sara how is this device useful? >> this tracks your animal's behavior like it's activity and rest and we were talking about it before about why would anyone want that? i have senior dogs and a lot of times the first thing the vet asks is how's their behavior? what are they doing? i can't tell when i go away all day for work and only a brief moment when a walker is with them so that's a break in the pattern so this would be useful. >> to give it to the doctor. >> and tracks medication so if all of a sudden they take it and get lethargic, maybe it's not the right base. >> breaking news. we saw winston stand up. >> a spike on the app. >> we have a spike, everybody.
all right. listen everyone. could instagram be the secret to insta fame. some are saying it is the fastest way to get discovered in the fashion industry and abc's mara schiavocampo found out what it takes to go from social media star to supermodel? >> well it helps to be freakishly good looking. but besides that it turns out that all those selfies just might lead to something after
all as talent agents are scouring that social media app looking for the next fresh face of fashion. matthew may look like he was born to model but all of this is all brand-new to him. just nine months ago this was his life. working construction with his dad in pittsburgh and playing college basketball. so how did he go from hometown hottie to high fashion? all thanks to this. >> we took a photo and i was just standing there. i had cut off blue jeans and not beat up boots. >> nothing glamorous. >> no nothing glamorous but i was lifting a lot at the time so i guess that's why my body looked -- >> yeah you can kind of tell. >> that photo changed his life catching the eye of wilhelmina agent luke simone. >> heing loo like this all-american guy and looked like 6'2" tall blond guy and i'm like okay let me --
>> and he's building a deck. never heard of wilhelmina. one of the biggest model agencies in the world. >> pittsburgh is just -- go that wasn't your thing. >> blue collar. it wasn't a big thing in pittsburgh so i asked my mom about it. and she watches "america's next top model." oh, yeah it's like a huge model agency and a grand prize they give to the winner. >> reporter: now he's modeling for big designers. matthew isn't the only one. winnie harlow famous for embracing her hoping to find the next fresh face the fashion world is constantly mining social media. >> i think specifically with instagram it allows you to have instant and direct access to see somebody's personality so really makes a casting process for people within the industry and agents like myself so much more
seamless and easy. >> reporter: but with millions of photos posted on instagram every hour how can you get discovered? start by showing your personality. >> you've got to have that personality. personality is key and that's what everyone is buying into. less about whether you're full-figured or a certain height or color. in this day and age we are being represented better than ever. >> reporter: and include a variety of looks. >> had a lot of videos. it was -- showed him obviously his tall blood good-looking guy. also was playing basketball so i saw him jumping and like videos and, you know saw the fact that he's also athletic is huge so in a lot of his videos -- >> with all the new eyes on him, every selfie requires precision, he showed me just how it's done. give me modeling -- what face are -- i want something very chic now. >> very chic. >> i want to make a model face. >> my go-to face that you can probably see in a lot of my selfies is just like a
you go from smiling to like -- >> i'm red i. >> ready? >> reporter: the result worthy of a cover. >> i love the comments. the comments are the funniest. i'm going to post it. >> all right. so that selfie getting more than 2900 likes so far. can we try a smise. >> can we post it? >> we'll post that one. also instagram following has exploded he started with about a thousand followers. now more than 200,000. >> like you said it helps to be really really really good looking. >> and have ripped abs. >> and to be in your 20s. the april fools prank we pulled
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that could still happen. our producers took to times square this week to pull an early april fools on visitors near our studios and our rob marciano pulled out all the stops. >> it was fun. ♪ >> we're here in times square celebrating april fools selling hot coffee and empanadas. let's mess with people. black, that's it. one large coffee. here you go. one large coffee. we're just messing with you. coffee here. got your fresh coffee. all sorts of sizes, large or small coffee. >> small coffee. you got it. you asked for a small coffee. there you go, small coffee. there you go. don't spill it. hi there. how can i help you? >> spicy chicken. [ making chicken noise no ] >> man, look at him. doesn't get any better than that. >> you don't like chicken?
everybody likes chicken. >> empanadas here. >> can i get a chicken empa nada. ♪ [ making horse sounds ] >> april april fools. >> from grandma? >> from "good morning america," man. >> i need a large coffee. >> what kind of coffee did you want? >> a large coffee. >> oh my god. >> happy april fools' day from "gma." >> come on. >> sara why don't you ask rob what -- >> is that a real chicken? >> everything is real there and this cup of coffee. that's for you, amy. >> thank you. >> have a great april fools' day, everyone.
let's check in with mike and see if those wind have died in. >> a little bit this morning. but they're going to come back this afternoon as another cold front reinforces our cool, dry air. it's not going to feel this warm as you're sheltered with the warp. gusts up to 40 miles per hour possible at the coast. the rest of us about 20 to 30 with upper 60s to near 70 degrees. tonight it will be 30s and 40s. accuweather seven-day forecast swat tered showers possible sunday, monday and tuesday. >> looks like traffic here is drip, drip, dripping in the westbound direction. once you get across to the peninsula, we have this injury
accident southbound side of 280. we've got heavy backup there is. >> now it's t announcer: it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, grammy award-winning recording artist, pharrell williams. and star of the broadway musical, "gigi," vanessa hudgens. and take a sneak peek at the future as we continue our "auto show week." plus, mark consuelos takes a seat at the co-host desk. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] now, here are kelly ripa and mark consuelos! [cheers and applause] ♪